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Posted: 17 May 2020 12:04 am
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The third piece in the UFC trilogy of returning events concludes with UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Harris, once again in Jacksonville.

The UFC has been one of the first sports worldwide to return to action since the commencement of the coronavirus pandemic. UFC 249 and UFC Fight Night: Smith vs Teixeira were both staged in the past week, with no fans and virtually without a hitch.

Now the third event in just eight days is ready to roll out, headlined by a clash between veteran Alistair Overeem and fellow heavyweight Walt Harris.

There is also a co-main event, a women's strawweight clash between Claudia Gadelha and Angela Hill.

When does UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Harris start?

The preliminary card gets underway at 8am AEST on Sunday 17 May in Jacksonville with 6 fights. The main card commences at 11am AEST with a further 5 match-ups.

How to watch UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Harris

ESPN is the host broadcaster for UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Harris. That leaves Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now, Kayo Sports and UFC Fight Pass as viewing options. If you don't have a Foxtel subscription, Kayo is the best option. We have compiled a complete viewing guide for the UFC for you.

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UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Harris full card

Main card

  • Heavyweight: Alistair Overeem vs Walt Harris
  • Women's strawweight: Claudia Gadelha vs Angela Hill
  • Featherweight: Dan Ige vs Edson Barboza
  • Middleweight: Eryk Anders vs Krzysztof Jotko
  • Featherweight: Song Yadong vs Marlon Vera

Preliminary Card

  • Welterweight: Matt Brown vs Miguel Baeza
  • Middleweight: Anthony Hernandez vs Kevin Holland
  • Featherweight: Mike Davis vs Giga Chikadze
  • Women's flyweight: Cortney Casey vs Mara Romero Borella
  • Featherweight: Darren Elkins vs Nate Landwehr
  • Heavyweight: Rodrigo Nascimento vs Don'Tale Mayes

Who will win Overeem vs Harris?

The first thing to note here is this fight is unlikely to go the distance. Overeem's record of 45-18 includes 27 knockouts and 17 submissions. He has fought in just about every mixed martial arts forum you can name and turns 40 a day after this match-up.

Harris's (13-7 record) knockout clip is even more impressive. All 13 of his wins have come that way. Overeem's resume is far more eye-catching, including a loss to heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic back in 2016. But at 36 years of age, Harris has time on his side.

Overeem's best hope would likely be to land one of his heavy punches on Harris's at-times suspect chin early on. But we expect the younger man will slowly work his way on top of the Dutchman, who is one place ahead of him at eighth in the heavyweight rankings, and move on to bigger challenges. Let's opt for a third-round knockout.

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